Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Austria’s highest view along the dream path into the Hohe Tauern National Park – the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is not only today a real specialty, winding impressively over green alpine pastures and through rocky high mountain terrain. Franz Wallack had a vision. He held on to the idea of a north-south connection via the Fuscher Törl until 4,000 men achieved in just 5 years what no one would have thought possible until then. A technical, as well as logistical masterpiece of the time, which produced innovations that have endured to this day.

Curves & Viewing Places to the highest peaks

Whether by car, motor home, motorcycle or bicycle – a trip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is always worth a trip. The views of the Hohe Tauern mountains are tremendous and a number of great viewing spots invite you to stop and linger. The Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe is the highlight of the road, where you can get close to the Großglockner. Not to mention the great hikes, such as the Gamsgrubenweg or the Pasterze glacier trail.

Current info about the Grossglockner High Alpine Road can be found here.

Important info about Tickets & Prices

A day ticket for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road costs € 43.00 / car or € 33.00 / motorcycle in summer 2024. At the tourist office Heiligenblut am Grossglockner you can purchase day tickets in advance at a reduced price during opening hours: car day ticket for € 39.00 and motorcycle day ticket for € 30.00.
Your day ticket is valid for an entire calendar day, i.e. You can also leave the road in Ferleiten or Heiligenblut after the respective ticket offices, make a day trip and then drive through the ticket offices again at no extra cost.
If you drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road again during your vacation or in the same calendar year, you only pay € 16.00 per vehicle on presentation of your first ticket (license plate required!).

Opening hours of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The following opening hours apply for driving on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road:

With the post bus from Heiligenblut to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

From June 2 to September 15, 2024, the Postbus runs from Heiligenblut to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe 3 times a day.

Franz Wallack - Visionary & Legend

Every spring, from then until today, Franz Wallack’s legendary blue snow blowers are used when the Salzburg and Carinthian snow clearing teams set out to free the Grossglockner High Alpine Road from the masses of snow. The machines were designed by Franz Wallack himself, because only they can withstand the wild conditions in the high mountains.

Active and family paradise along the dream path

Active or informative, how you arrange your trip over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is up to you. Various hikes and mountain tours start along the road and create attractive access to the natural spectacle of the Hohe Tauern. The glacier trail to the Pasterze brings you very close to the glacier, while the mystical tunnels at the beginning of the Gamsgrubenweg take you into the interior of the mountains. Long-distance hikers and fans of multi-day hikes are best off making friends with the Glocknerrunde or the Alpe-Adria Trail.

A number of special highlights also await families along the road. Numerous informative and interesting exhibitions and museums convey knowledge about the natural environment of the Hohe Tauern and provide exciting stories about the construction, as well as the operation of the road.

Facts & Figures about the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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Ready for alpine driving pleasure?

If you are now of the opinion that you should not wait any longer and that you should start your tour of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road immediately, then we look forward to hearing from you and to you spending your vacation with us.

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